This treks climbs steeply from the road head at Maneybhanjan, at 2134 m.

  • Trip Duration :
    8 Days
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  • Highest Altitude :
    3636 m.
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  • Activity :
    India Trekking
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This treks climbs steeply from the road head at Maneybhanjan, at 2134 m, for three days to reach the Sandakphu –Phalut ridge at an altitude of 3600 m. Enroute there are the lovely forests of the Singelila National Park, and the view pint of Tonglu. From Sandakphu there are breathtaking views of the Khangchendzonga Range towering over a basin of silver firs and Rhododendrons, in the foreground. In the West the peaks of the Mount Everest group are visible, whilst on the East lie the Chola Range with views of passes leading into Tibet. The trek from Sandakphu to Phalut is along the undulating 3500 m high ridge passing through meadows, forests full of wild flowers and himalayan flora, with the mighty peaks towering in the background. The descent to the road head at Rimbik through the Rammam River Valley, with its gurgling streams and diverse flowering flora is a visual delight. Trek tour starts and ends at Darjeeling.

Day 1 :  Drive to Darjeeling [2100 m/105 kms/3 hrs.]
Day 2 :  Sightseeing tour.
Day 3 :  Drive to Maneybhanjan [2134m] and Trek to Tumling [3000m].
Day 4 :  Trek Garibas [2621m] to Kal Pokhri [3081m].
Day 5 :  Trek to Sandakphu [3636m].
Day 6 :  Trek to Srikhola [1800m].
Day 7 :  Trek to Rimbik [2286m] and drive back to Darjeeling.
Day 8 :  Final departure.

Arrive at Bagdogra airport/ New Jalpaiguri railway station. Drive to Darjeeling and transfer to your designated hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Early morning visit to Tiger Hill for sunrise. On the way back visit Yiga Choling (Ghoom)monastery, Batasia Loop (War Memorial). After breakfast visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Garden, Tibetan Self Centre and Tea Garden. Overnight at hotel.
After an early breakfast, drive to Maneybhanjang (24 kms, 2 ½ hrs drive) from Darjeeling. At 2134 meters, this is the end of the tarmac road and the start of a 1500 meter climb up onto the Singalila Ridge. Today you will trek up to the Tonglu Ridge, and reach your destination for the day - Tumling, in 6-7 hrs. It is a hard first days climb. Slow and steady pace over the 12.5 kms route will enable the following schedule: You will stay overnight at either Tumling in a comfortable private lodge, or at the trekkers hut at Tonglu. Overnight at Lodge.
Rise early for a sunrise view from Tonglu Top. Weather permitting you will get fabulous views of both, Singalila and Chola Ranges. Mount Chomalhari, in Bhutan is also visible. Return to Tumling for breakfast. After breakfast, take the trail through the Singalila National Park. Mature forests, cascading streams and wild flowers, are a delight to the senses. A leisurely downhill walk of just 06 kms will bring you to Garibas in just 02.30hrs. Continue trekking to Kal Pokhri, 3081 m. It is a 6 kms fairly steep trek, which will take about 3.30 - 04 hrs of easy trekking. Overnight at Lodge.
After an early breakfast trek to Sandakphu and you are no doubt likely to feel the effects of the thinner air as you climb over 3000 meters for the first time. However, there is plenty to distract the mind, as you are rewarded with remarkable panoramic views of Khangchendzonga, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse and the other, lesser peaks of Sikkim and eastern Nepal. The very steep 6 kms trek will take 03-04 hrs If the weather is clear, there are remarkable sunset and sunrise views from Sandakphu, of Everest, Makalu, and Khangchendzonga. Overnight at Lodge.
Awake early for breathtaking sunrise views of the great peaks. After breakfast trek down through deep forests to the bottom of the valley and scenic Srikhola – a mountain stream. It is a very steep descent for 13.5 Kms, and will take about 06 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
A fter breakfast you will continue the trek to Rimbik – a picturesque mountain village. You ascent gradually, to 2286m. on a 5.5 Kms long trail. The last days trek will take about 03-04 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to your jeep for the 68 Kms, 4.30 hrs, drive back to Darjeeling. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri or Phuentsoling for onward journey. Our representative from Nepal Himalayan Voyages will drive you to the departure point in time for your onward destination.

Cost Includes

  • Assisted upon arrival at the airport by our office representative.
  • All arrival and departure transfers as per the itinerary by a/c vehicles.
  • 03 nights twin/double room accommodation as per your choice of hotel in Darjeeling on bed & breakfast basis.
  • 04 nights – 05 days Local Lodge trek on full board basis including guide and porters as per the itinerary.
  • Necessary trek transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Necessary trek permit and conservation area project fee.
  • All sightseeing tours mentioned above itinerary in with our local English speaking guide including entrance fees.
  • Surface transfers Bagdogra / Darjeeling / Bagdogra with necessary vehicle retention.
  • All applicable taxes presently.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare and taxes.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary.
  • Extra baggage charges.
  • Personal gears and clothing.
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation, table drinks, snacks while trekking.
  • Any insurance.
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